February 04, 2008

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

IMDB: Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

Plot Outline:
A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Philip Seymour Hoffman totally dominates this otherwise by-the-numbers movie. PSH is well worth the admission. Those not aware of the political scene during the Afghanistan rebels vs. the Russian army may gleen some rewarding tidbits.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 02/03/2008]

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January 29, 2008

The Savages (2007)

IMDB: The Savages (2007)

Plot Outline:
A sister (Linney) and brother (Hoffman) face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.

Laura Linnie and Philip Seymore Hoffman play their sibling characters with comedic angst. Jude and I could only laugh at the resemblance of these delightful characters and their circumstances to those we are personally familar with.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:01/26/08]

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January 13, 2008

The Out-of-Towners (1999)

IMDB: The Out-of-Towners (1999)

Plot Summary:
The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:01/06/08]

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Juno (2007)

IMDB: Juno (2007)

Plot Outline:
Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date:01/06/08]

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January 12, 2008

Dan in Real Life (2007)

IMDB: Dan in Real Life (2007)

Plot Outline:
A widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother's girlfriend.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:11/11/07]

Posted by mark at 09:21 PM | Comments (0)

May 15, 2007

The Family Stone (2005)

IMDB: The Family Stone (2005)

Plot Outline:
An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/13/07]

Posted by mark at 11:08 PM | Comments (0)

May 13, 2007

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

IMDB: Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Plot Outline:
An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/01/07]

Posted by mark at 04:50 PM | Comments (0)

January 13, 2007

But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

IMDB: But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

Plot Outline: A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 12/17/06]

Posted by mark at 07:31 PM | Comments (0)

November 19, 2006

In Her Shoes (2005)

IMDB: In Her Shoes (2005)

Plot Outline: Maggie, the consummate party girl, clashes with her head-on-straight sister, Rose.


Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 10/02/06]

Posted by mark at 10:40 PM | Comments (0)

June 25, 2006

Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

IMDB: Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/23/06]

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